By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
CAPRICORN [December 22–January 19] I've got two bits of information for you. First comes this fact: While some oak trees begin growing acorns after decades, many don't produce a single acorn until they're 50 years old. Your second message is from poet Robert Bly: "I know a lot of men who are healthier at age 50 than they've ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone." Keep the faith, Capricorn—and continue your persistent efforts.
AQUARIUS [January 20–February 18] Russia has more psychic healers than medical doctors. Research done by the WHO says so. While licensed physicians number around 640,000, there are 800,000 witches and wizards who use occult means. Personally, I feel most comfortable when there are equal amounts of sanctioned practitioners and supernaturally inspired mavericks. In fact, that's my guiding principle in pretty much every situation. I want as many unorthodox rebels who mess with the proven formulas as serious professionals who are highly skilled at playing by the rules. May I recommend a similar approach for you in the coming week?
PISCES [February 19–March 20] "The most frequently leveled criticism of Jimmy Fallon is that he laughs too much," begins a New York magazine profile of the late-night talk-show host. "He laughs before jokes, after jokes, during jokes.... He is TV's most inveterate cracker-upper." Cynics point to this as proof that he's suffering from a profound character defect. But there is another possibility, says New York: "Fallon laughs so much because he's just having a really good time." According to my reading of the astrological omens, Pisces, you're primed to have a Fallon-like week—a period when the fun is so liberating and the play is so cathartic and the good times are so abundant that you'll be in a chronic state of amusement. In response, people addicted to their gloom and doom might try to shame you. I say: Don't you dare let them inhibit your rightful relief and release.
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